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Collaboration and Whiteboards

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Collaboration Apps. Simple Surface - spread your ideas out - Simple Surface. Makes it easy to work in groups. 6 Free Online Collaborative Interactive White Boards – 2012 Update.

The original April 2010 article, “6 Free Online Interactive White Boards” and the more recent “Using The iPad As A Digital Whiteboard (Plus 4 Cool Free Apps To Try It Out)” have been consistent top 10 pages for viewership here on EmergingEdTech since they were published. Between them, they’ve had over 55,000 views to date. There is obviously a good deal of interest in free Interactive White Board apps. Unfortunately, several of the tools cited in the first post are no longer online, but there are some other great free digital IWBs that readers provided information about, so it’s time for an updated post. I spent some time with each of the remaining functional tools from the April Post. My two favorites from that review, Dabbleboard and ImaginationCubed, as well as Writeboard.com, have all been taken off line. Vyew.com ( If you click on the TAKE A TEST DRIVE button, a whiteboard session will open where you can invite others, make notations, etc.

About Kelly Walsh. Seven Free Online Whiteboard Tools for Teachers and Students. This afternoon through the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page I received a request for some free whiteboard apps. All of the following seven tools can be used to draw and type on a whiteboard in your browser. With the exception of PixiClip all of these tools can be used collaboratively for brainstorming sessions. While PixiClip doesn't allow for collaboration it does have a voice-over capability. Sketchlot is a free collaborative whiteboard service that works on any device that has a web browser. I tested it on my MacBook, my iPad, and my Android tablet.

Sketchlot is designed for teacher and student use. Aww App is a simple browser-based application for creating drawings. PixiClip is a great new tool tool for creating, narrating, and sharing drawings. Stoodle is an online whiteboard service supported in part by the CK-12 Foundation. Draw It Live is a nice little website that offers a free space for you to instantly create a collaborative whiteboard to use with anyone you like.

Scriblink - Your Online Whiteboard.